Debra Messing

Debra Messing is slated to star in the NBC drama pilot Mysteries of Laura, TVGuide.com has learned.

The Will & Grace and Smash star will play a female homicide detective who struggles to balance her career and devilish set of twin boys.

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Jeff Rake will write the pilot, which is based on the Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura. Rake will also executive-produce with Greg Berlanti andAaron Kaplan. McG will direct the pilot, which will shoot in New York.